WAC 182-512-0840 SSI-related medical -- Work and agency-related income exclusions.
Effective April 14, 2014.
The agency excludes the following when determining eligibility for Washington apple health (WAH) SSI-related medical programs:
- Work related expenses:
- That enable an SSI-related person to work; or
- That allows a blind or disabled person to work and that are directly related to the person's impairment.
- First sixty-five dollars plus one-half of the remainder of earned income. This is considered a work allowance/incentive. This deduction does not apply to income already excluded.
- Any portion of self-employment income normally allowed as an income deduction by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
- Earned income of a person age twenty-one or younger if that person meets the definition of a student as defined in WAC 182-512-0820.
- Veteran's aid and attendance, housebound allowance, unusual/unreimbursed medical expenses (UME) paid by the VA to some disabled veterans, their spouses, widows or parents. For people receiving WAH long-term care services, see chapter 182-513 WAC.
- Department of veterans affairs benefits designated for the veteran's dependent as long as the SSI-related applicant is not the dependent receiving the income. If an SSI-related applicant receives a dependent allowance based on the veteran's or veteran's survivor claim, the income is countable as long as it is not paid due to unusual medical expenses (UME).
- Payments provided in cash or in-kind, to an ineligible or nonapplying spouse, under any government program that provides social services provided to the person, such as chore services or attendant care.
- SSA refunds for medicare buy-in premiums paid by the person when the state also paid the premiums.
- Income that causes a person to lose SSI eligibility, due solely to reduction in the SSP.
- Tax rebates or special payments excluded under other statutes.
- Any public agency refund of taxes paid on real property or on food.